Account Executive

New York
Nov 07, 2012
Dec 07, 2012
Michael Clinton
Advertising, Other
Full Time
The Account Executive (AE) oversees all day-to-day agency efforts on behalf of one of our healthcare clients. He/she collaborates with the senior account team to develop strategies and objectives for individual projects, coordinates the execution of all projects, and is responsible for ensuring that agency output adheres to client objectives, meets client deadlines, and achieves agency quality standards.

Primary Job Responsibilities:
Account Operations and Project Management:
•Collaborates with the senior account team to develop and present strategies for individual projects
•Writes and presents individual project creative briefs and/or points-of-view (POV’s)
•Collaborates with the senior account team to develop, write, and present incremental project proposals, scopes of work, and staffing plans (for projects beyond the contracted retainer)
•Develops individual project plans, and manages key deliverables, activities, budgets, and deadlines
•Serves as the key keeper of all project information and keeps others (internally and externally) appropriately informed at all times
•Reviews, evaluates, and critiques creative ideas/output, to ensure that work meets brand and project strategies/objectives, client demands, and agency quality standards
•Manages all projects/jobs to budget and schedule and proactively reports progress to the account team, other agency departments, and clients
•Oversees client billing
•Runs the execution of individual job details

Competitive/Category Insight:
•Demonstrates a solid understanding of the healthcare and/or pharmaceutical industry. Looks at trends/developments, and uses this knowledge to add value to internal/external client work
•Demonstrates a solid understanding of competitors’ advertising, use of media, etc., and articulates competitive implications for the client
•Has a solid understanding of advertising and media industry trends/developments, and uses this knowledge to present business building ideas for the client and agency
•Prepares formal and informal competitive presentations and sends updates to the client

Performance Competencies
•Attention to detail, organization, and time management
•Problem solving, innovation, and logic
•Initiative and intellectual curiosity
•Strong work ethic, humility, reliability, and trustworthiness
•Flexibility and adaptability
•Energy and enthusiasm
•Hospitality and customer service
•Strong written and verbal communication
•Active listening
•Ability to build and maintain positive, productive working relationships
•Ability and desire to lead and manage others
•Decision making

Learning and Development Expectations:
•Maintains a solid understanding of the client's product/service, market, and competition
•Maintains a solid understanding of agency departments/capabilities and applicable agency processes/systems
•Maintains a solid understanding of the overall communications process (i.e. strategy development, media planning/buying, creative process, production, etc.)
•Maintains a solid understanding of individual project budgets and financials
•Begins to learn and understand overall account P&L

Required Experience:
•3-4 years previous work experience in an agency setting
•Consumer healthcare category experience preferred
•Strong digital experience- development of websites, display, and mobile
•Bachelor’s degree

Please apply through our website: www.hillholliday/careers

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